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Phuket it is. Where to exactly?

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Phuket beaches

Well, I thought I’d leave that up to you. In terms of “which beach is best” you couldn’t say, and the same is true of the villas. All of the rentals with Elite Havens are to the max. Fully staffed, swimming pools, massages on order, if you catch my drift. A real treat for everyone, Carol and the girls will go bananas.

Malaiwana Estate is spotless, right above Nai Thon Beach, everything we need right there, resort amenities, grocery service and personal chefs. Kata Beach is another good one for kids, and over there Villa Amanzi is way cool. Fitness centre and tennis just next door. More in the heart of the action are the villas around Surin Beach and Kamala Beach. Surfing for Greg. Shopping for Marsha. Some good spots to boogie. Or we can veg out on Phuket’s east coast and go boating. Our boys sure are looking forward to snorkelling trips with Peter and Bobby. That Villa Sawarin in Cape Yamu is more than spacious enough for all of us.

Remember Phuket is a relatively small island, so all these villas along the coast are close enough to the Phuket airport, sightseeing and the links. Any questions, you ought to contact the Villa Specialists at Elite Havens, and they’ll sort you out.

Looking forward to it, Mike!

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Top Tubs at Canggu Villas

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Bali has a secret. Forget the spectacular scenery, vivid sunsets, and post-card perfect beaches the travel guides tell you about. Behind the doors of the island’s luxury retreats lie the most beautiful spots to have a soak. Bathrooms in Bali are an experience in their own right: open air showers, smooth pebbles under foot, tubs that stand in the shade of tropical trees. Lather up and lounge back in the best Canggu has to offer.

 

Have an American Beauty moment, Bali style, immersed in frangipani petals in the stone bath of VILLA BENDEGA RATO’S garden suite. The tub stands in the koi pond in the shade of a mango tree, so you can soak up the rays or lounge under the stars as you bathe.

Fancy a soak with a view? The ensuite in the master bedroom at next door VILLA BENDEGA NUI faces out on to Canggu’s surrounding fields, so you can cool down under the rainforest shower while gazing across verdant rice paddies.

 

Nothing says Bali luxe like an al fresco shower under the serene gaze of a stone buddha. The Master shower in elegant VILLA BELONG DUA is tucked in a green walled garden – think Secret Garden meets Eat, Pray, Love. The villa gets its name from the traditional belong – stone basins for sluicing yourself down.

 

Balinese jungle meets high design chic at VILLA HANSA, with its rustic floorboards and smooth stone surfaces. In the Gladak suite, you’ll bathe in a sleek, modernist tub surrounded by long grass and palms.

 

From the verdant manicured lawn surrounding the deep stone tub, you could be forgiven for thinking you’re at an English country pile. Thankfully, SIMONA OASIS is warm enough all year round to make an outdoor soak in the shelter of the bathroom’s stone porch the perfect antidote to a day of discovering temples or catching waves.

 

Possibly the most Instagram-able shower experience in Bali is the master ensuite in VILLA LEVI. It’s an aesthetically pleasing combo of modernist design – all clean lines and sunlight – clipped greenery and the muted hues of local stone and aged decking. You won’t find a more stylish bathroom this side of Copenhagen.

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Literary Meets Luxury

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Ten years on since its initial start date, the 2017 Fairway Galle Literary Festival (FGLF) is back – bigger and better. The Literary Festival looks to showcase participants who inspire and are inspired. Taking place from January 11 – 15 2017, the 2017 FGLF features 110 events including their extremely popular MAS Children’s Programme. 

A variety of discussions, debates, literary awards, panels, tea and poetry readings, cookery demonstrations, gourmet events, performances and live music events for festival goers to enjoy. FGLF introduces for the first time, a complimentary Sinhala programming to highlight the diversity of the Sinhala Literary Arts through discussions, poetry readings, short films and writings in translations amongst others. For the little ones, an Outreach Children’s Programme in Jaffna on the 17th & 18th January 2017 with the aim to develop the literary arts in English in the North and bring the world to the children of Jaffna through some wonderful international children’s authors.

For those looking to be a part of the 2017 FGLF and other events in Galle Fort, there are two villas which should be on your radar. Choice accommodation.

Located right within the atmospheric Galle Fort (where the Literary Festival takes place), Ambassador’s House offers more than just a place to sleep and rest. The spacious historic house has five ensuite bedrooms and is fabulous for families and groups. Rich with illustrious past, Ambassador’s House is gloriously decadent and nostalgic – the luxury villa is bursting with Dutch colonial style, soaring ceilings, arched doorways, double-collonaded verandahs.

No.39 Galle Fort is also located within the walls of Galle Fort. The three-bedroom villa is stately yet cosy, nostalgic yet current. Once you step inside the villa, you will notice that the charm of the past blends beautifully with 21st-century comforts. Lavishly dressed beds and cushioned daybeds, mezzanine TV lounge and iPod dock delightfully complement this heritage home’s wide archway in the living room, a mix of antique and custom-made furniture and the soaring vaulted ceilings.

Staying so close to the heart of the action gives you the advantage to escape the hottest part of the day to relax in your breezy garden, take a quick cooling shower in between literary programmes and invite your new friends home for a cup of freshly-brewed Sri Lankan tea – prepared by your private butler.

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Elite Havens Celebrity Hideaways

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Even the A-listers need a break, sometimes.

In case you didn’t know already, Bali welcomed Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan last month, and Elite Havens had the honour of looking after them during their stays.

Paris and her friend spent two nights at The Layar and another two nights at Villa Adasa, while Lindsay luxuriated at Seseh Beach Villas. They sure know where to enjoy an utmost privacy and sumptuous spaces to unwind in Bali.

THE LAYAR

The Layar’s cool design, hot location and five-star service are definitely for those with strong aesthetic principles seeking original experiences. The Layar features distinguished pitched roofs that slope dramatically to the ground, like the triangular rigging of traditional fishing boats – hence the naturally inspired name (Layar is Indonesian for sails). Each individual villa is set within a private landscaped garden with large swimming pool, and from 1 to 4 spacious bedroom suites. A short stroll is all it takes to be in the heart of Seminyak.

Insider tip: Ask for Paris’ Villa when you book.

VILLA ADASA

Villa Adasa is a glamorous 3-bedroom villa in the middle of action in Seminyak. The influence of traditional Balinese architecture is obvious; take a look at the alang-alang roof, Palimanan stone walls, polished teakwood and open-sided vaulted living pavilion. The villa is perfect for a group of friends who want to be in the heart of action, yet families with children will love the freedom to walk down to the beach in minutes.

Insider tip: Ask the chef to prepare a seafood BBQ for dinner and get the butler to mix classic drinks at the poolside bar counter.

SESEH BEACH VILLAS

The contemporary-styled Seseh Beach Villas are a perfect base for guests to absorb the rural surroundings, either by cycling along country lanes or exploring the beach – imagine a perfect seaside escape and a holiday abode to experience rural Bali setting. A total of 11 bedrooms (which can sleep up to 20 adults and four children), two sizeable swimming pools, multiple living and dining areas and garden pavilions.

Insider tip: Seseh Beach Villa I enjoys undisturbed ocean views.

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Book These Villas in Bali and Exercise in Style

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It is possible to work up a sweat and have an incredible vacation at the same time. If you feel inspired to pick up a new sport or simply be more active after watching the Rio Olympics 2016 games and planning for a holiday in Bali, we have the solution for you.

Doing sports during the holiday can be fun and relaxing, especially when done in lush surroundings and attended with cold drinks and clean towel afterwards by an attentive staff. Well, sporty-minded vacationer or not, book a stay in one of Elite Haven villas on your next trip to Bali and exercise in style.

Tennis

The exclusive Batu Bolong beachfront Arnalaya Beach House is a sumptuous, fully staffed architect-designed estate with an international tennis court and facilities. The former Wimbledon tennis pro Rold Harrison took three years to build this lavish retreat. He was adamant to build a Plexipave tennis court – the same high-tech, all-weather, quick-drying playing surface used for the Australian Open at Melbourne Park. Not only that, he’s even trained some of the staff to be ball boys and hitting partners. Tennis, anyone?

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Swimming

Perched just 30m from the cliff face of the Bukit Peninsula on Bali’s south-west tip, The Istana estate is the ultimate in cliff-edge luxury. A marriage of modern architecture with traditional Indonesian detailing, the villa comprises of four separate guest buildings in addition to the main living pavilion and the master suite. The villa’s main swimming pool is longer than the “short course” Olympic-size pools – 32 metres in length and looks much better too. We assure you it won’t turn green like the Olympic diving pool.

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Golf

Another top athlete’s retreat is the Villa Mandalay in the Seseh Tanah Lot area. Blessed with endless rice field views out to the glimmering Indian Ocean, out-of-this-world alfresco dining, sunsets and spaces designed for laid-back luxury, book a holiday here and be prepared for excellence. If you are a golf enthusiast, you can easily hop into the villa’s car and ask the driver to drive you to the picturesque (and challenging) world-class Nirwana Bali Golf Course.

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